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Poetry Quiz For 6th Grade

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A multiple choice test on elements of poetry.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of poetry is "Goblin Market?"
    • A. 

      Limerick

    • B. 

      Haiku

    • C. 

      Lyric poetry

    • D. 

      Sonnet

  • 2. 
    Which of the following best describes the poem?
    • A. 

      A description of a person who opens a restaurant

    • B. 

      An explaination of how hard it is to feed animals

    • C. 

      A humorous look at what animals like to eat

    • D. 

      A scientific study of the food chain in nature

  • 3. 
    What is the poem mostly about?
    • A. 

      How hard it is to wait for dinner

    • B. 

      How we experience time

    • C. 

      Games that last all day

    • D. 

      Time moves faster as we grow older

  • 4. 
    In "Lengths of Time," to what does the poet compare an hour to in lines 12 and 13?
    • A. 

      A snail

    • B. 

      A house

    • C. 

      A minute

    • D. 

      A second

  • 5. 
    In "Lengths of Time," what is the word house actually describing?
    • A. 

      The poet's house

    • B. 

      A dead snail

    • C. 

      A snail's shell

    • D. 

      The snail's head

  • 6. 
    The imagery in the paragraph about Death Valley appeals mostly to which of the following senses?
    • A. 

      Taste

    • B. 

      Smell

    • C. 

      Touch

    • D. 

      Hearing

  • 7. 
    The author compares standing in the hot wind of Death Valley to
    • A. 

      Being near the sun

    • B. 

      Standing in a shadow

    • C. 

      Having light shined on you

    • D. 

      Being in front of an oven door

  • 8. 
                                                                   Player Piano                                                                by John UpdikeMy stick fingers click with a snicker __________And, chuckling, they knuckle the keys;_______________Light-footed, my steel feelers flicer______________And pluck from these keys melodies.________________Mark each pair of rhyming lines by lettering the pairs as A or B on the lines above.
  • 9. 
    Which of the following best states the main idea of "Old Dog Dreaming"?
    • A. 

      An old dog dreams that the city will one day become wilderness.

    • B. 

      An old dog dreams that he is human

    • C. 

      An old dog dreams of his youth.

    • D. 

      An old dog dreams of what he will do when he wakes up.

  • 10. 
    Read these lines from the poem "Old Dog Dreaming."The dream, like a locomotiveSetting off for distant lands,Gains speed.These lines contain an example of ---
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 11. 
    In "Old Dog Dreaming." line 8 provides an image of-
    • A. 

      The dog breathing heavily as he sleeps

    • B. 

      The dog choking on his breakfast

    • C. 

      The dog catching what he has chased

    • D. 

      The dog growing older and slower

  • 12. 
    What statement best states the main idea of "Sounds"?
    • A. 

      Pine trees make whispering sounds in the breeze.

    • B. 

      The speaker loves only sounds made by rainstorms.

    • C. 

      Clocks sound like they have chickens inside them.

    • D. 

      The speaker loves many sounds, but mostly thunder.

  • 13. 
    Which line from "Sounds" offers the best example of a comparison?
    • A. 

      "I love the sounds of falling rain"

    • B. 

      "drip, drop"

    • C. 

      "I love the sounds of clucking clocks"

    • D. 

      "I love the sound of autumn leaves"

  • 14. 
    Which pair of lines from "Sounds" offers the best example of personification?
    • A. 

      "I love the sound of falling rain/ as it strikes my windowpane"

    • B. 

      "I love the singing of of the pines/ with eir whispers and their whines"

    • C. 

      "I love the sound of autumn leaves/ that rattle as they night wind heaves"

    • D. 

      But most of all, I love the drums/that beat whenever lightning comes"

  • 15. 
    How do the styles of the two poems differ?
    • A. 

      "Old Dog Dreaming" uses simile; "Sounds" does not.

    • B. 

      "Sounds" uses rhyme; "Old Dog Dreaming" does not.

    • C. 

      "Old Dog Dreaming" uses hyperbole; "Sounds" does not.

    • D. 

      "Sounds" uses personifcation; "Old Dog Dreaming" does not.

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